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Spacious, stylish Copperpot Cottage, near Portrush beaches, restaurants, shops.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Autumn 2017 breaks booking now! Free wifi, family-friendly, flexible stays.

Comfortably sleeping 6 (1 double ensuite, 1 double, 1 twin), the cottage offers easy charm and plenty of luxury (pure cotton sheets, soaps and amenities, free Wifi). Snuggle up beside our wood-burning stove in the lounge or stretch out on super-size sofas with flatscreen TV in the snug. Cook up a storm on the traditional kitchen range or BBQ in the private back garden. Our utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of space for storing clubs and equipment. With secure courtyard parking for two cars, you have an ideal base for exploring the spectacular Causeway Coast. Family-friendly, flexible stays, enticing rates which include linen, utilities, free wifi and a welcome basket with wine and fresh provisions. Larder essentials such as tea and coffee are always stocked.

The Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, spectacular Whitepark Bay Beach and the postcard-pretty villages of Cushendun and Ballintoy are all within easy reach. Portrush beaches, restaurants, shops, pubs and golf course are just over a mile away. Hiking paths and horseriding are on the doorstep. Salmon fishing on the River Bush is just 7 miles east, in sight of the famous Bushmills distillery.

More Details

Nicci Millar
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Nicci Millar

Hello we are The Millar Family - Jonny, Anna, Jemima (looking grumpy in the pouch), Nicci - and we own and run Copperpot Cottage. Apart from a gorgeously cosy cottage, we have local knowledge which we'd be happy to share to help make your stay really special. Just ask.

Nicci Millar purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Nicci Millar chose Northern Ireland

Copperpot Cottage is a traditional-style Irish stone cottage and picture-postcard pretty.

It's in the heart of peaceful countryside - you wake up to only the sound of the birds singing. Yet, just a mile and a half away is Portrush.

The beaches are all soft sand with magical views towards the Scottish Isles and the coastal drives are spectacular. It's a lovely part of the world.

What makes this cottage unique

Even if its mid-summer, stoke up the magnificent wood burning stove, grab a glass of wine and enjoy the moment!

Guestbook comments from the owner

WINNER: Tripadvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence.

Copperpot Cottage has consistently received 5* ratings from our guests. See their comments at http://www.copperpotcottage.com/guestbook.

Copperpot is the type of place you don't want to review to selfishly keep it a well kept secret. But it is so tasteful, homely and ideally located that it is difficult to resist that temptation. We have never stayed in a place that felt as much like a second home. Thank you to the owners for all the extra touches, from kids toys to milk and preping the fire.

— Jason and Maryann, 29 Mar 2015

We stayed at Copperpot Cottage over Christmas and New Year. It was fabulous and the kids loved the place. The Christmas tree and decorations were a lovely touch. We will be back!

— Michael Mulligan, 06 Jan 2015

We stayed at Copperpot cottage September 2014. What a beautiful cottage and beautiful part of the world. It was the perfect home from home, with everything we needed for our 1 year old. We'll be back for sure.

— Helen harte, 16 Oct 2014

Our family stayed at this cottage for a week in July 2014. We could not have stayed in a better holiday home, it was close to everything we wanted to do , 10 minute walk to shops and close to beach, great for children and families for a great holiday on the Antrim coast, Nicci greeted us with a warm welcome with fresh baked bread and wine which was a nice touch. The only regret we had was not booking for another week, Thank you Nicci and jonny x

— Lisa winters, 20 Jul 2014

We have just returned from a week at Copperpot Cottage. The cottage was amazing we were sorry to leave and could have stayed forever. The cottage was perfectly located for our first family holiday. Nicci and Jonny made us feel very welcome with some very thoughtful personal touches for both us and our baby. I will definitely recommend Copperpot Cottage to my family and friends and we look forward to a return visit with our second baby in the future.

— Diane and David Wilson, 15 Oct 2013

Had a lovely stay in Copperpot Cottage.

The cottage is surprisingly spacious but still very cosy. A real home from home and nothing was too much bother for Nicci.

I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone!

— Alan, 23 Sep 2013

3 days was not long enough to appreciate both the delights of this beautiful cottage and the wealth of local activities and wonderful scenery. Our host Nicci could not have been more welcoming. She and Johnny have done a great job providing everything you could possibly wish for in a holiday cottage, loved the big open plan kitchen and sitting room, didn't get chance to light a fire in the lounge next door, perhaps next time. Great to have 2 separate living rooms though. Best place we've ever stayed in.

— Theresa smissen, 05 Sep 2013
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Portrush in Northern Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: bath, separate shower unit, hand basin, shaving mirror, toilet Bathroom 2: master bedroom ensuite has a shower, toilet and hand basin Power showers. Fluffy towels, bathmats, soaps and amenities included in the rental price.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Bedroom 1: master bedroom with double bed, ensuite Bedroom 2: double bed with countryside views Bedroom 3: twin room with 2 single beds All our rooms have crisp white sheets, snugly duvets and throws. Bed linen and towels are included in the rental price.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Copperpot Cottage has excellent golf courses, river and sea fishing and walking trails in the area. We are well set up for children of all ages (wifi, jigsaws, family dvds) and can offer a cot, high chair, toys and more - just ask. The back garden has lockable gates and the snug adjoins the kitchen for easy supervision of little ones at play. We are a pet free and smoke free holiday cottage. We're not a party cottage - no stag/hen parties or additional overnight guests. The private back garden is gated with secure parking for 2 cars as well as a lawn area. The paved patio area has a picnic table and BBQ. Our drying room is fully equipped with sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of space for storing and drying clubs, rods, boots and other equipment. Linen, towels, soaps and amenities are included. A welcome basket of logs, a bottle of wine and fresh provisions is there to greet you.


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Spacious, stylish Copperpot Cottage, near Portrush beaches, restaurants, shops.
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews

Lovely Copperpot Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and myself, together with her sister and her husband, have just returned from a five night stay in this lovely cottage. Thank you Nicci for your warm welcome and supply of local bread, milk and bottle of wine which were very welcoming.

The cottage itself has everything you need for a relaxing holiday and we thoroughly recommend it.

Ideally situated just outside Portrush it is ideal for exploring Portstewart , Giant's Causeway, Ballintoy and Ballycastle and the rest of the north Antrim coast.

Thanks once again Nicci

Edward Foot and party

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure having you stay at Copperpot Cottage. We're glad you enjoyed the welcome basket and found everything you needed at the cottage to relax. It is lovely and peaceful there and really well situated to get straight onto the Coast Road and start exploring! Thanks again for all the eating out recommendations you included in the guest book at the property. Hope you'll be back!
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Wonderful spot to explore the north coast

  • 5 of 5

A truly homey spot. Nicci and Jonny are friendly and accommodating hosts. Copperpot is a lovely spot. Comfortable. Well appointed. A super spot from which to explore the northern coastline.

Highly recommend their place to anyone who wants a home away from home experience. We loved our visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy Copper Cottage

  • 4 of 5

A cosy comfortable and clean cottage with a large farmhouse style kitchen. The cottage is within close driving proximity to Portush and amenities.

Good parking at the rear of the property.

Comfortable beds and a good supply of towels.

We had a enjoyable time at Copperpot and the owner was welcoming and very helpful. I would recommend Cooperpot Cottage

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you found your stay at Copperpot Cottage cosy and comfortable.
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Beatuiful cottage with plenty of space.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic. Very well equipped. Would recommend this property to all my friends. Really want to return especially during the motor bike racing time. The owners are very helpful and a lovely couple. Thanks to them for allowing my family to stay in their beautiful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay at Copperpot Cottage and found it had everything you needed. Hearing that you'd recommend us to friends is a great compliment - thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Wonderful long weekend at Copperpot Cottage

  • 5 of 5

From my initial enquiry about the property I just knew it would be really good. The emails I received from Nicci were very friendly and helpful, she answered any queries very quickly. On our arrival at the cottage we were met by Nicci's husband Jonny who was very welcoming,showed us round and made sure we were happy with everything - which we were! The cottage is so spacious, very well appointed and certainly deserves my 5 star rating. It has a lovely comfortable ambience and is the perfect place to relax at the end of a day's sight seeing. It is about 30 minutes walk from Portrushe but is in a perfect location, very quiet but near enough to facilities so as not to be a problem. We were only there for 3 nights so Friday night walked down into Portrushe and ate at Ramore's Harbour Bistro. It's a brilliant system, you can't book in that particular restaurant (there are a few together all under the same ownership) so they give you an approximate time and a raffle ticket as proof of having put your name down on the waiting list (!). You then head off and wait in one of the bar areas (the gin bar comes highly recommended - such a selection!) and your name and number are called out over the tannoy system when your table is ready. We only had to wait about half an hour on a Friday evening and the place was packed. Saturday we did all the sights, Giant's Causeway, rope bridge at Carrick a Rede, the Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones) and the Harbour Cafe at Ballintoy. If you are a cake lover, do not miss this one! All home made and very good. Long day so we stopped off at Lidl for some supplies and ate in on Saturday eve and enjoyed the bottle of wine from Nicci and Jonny. Sunday we went to the Bushmills Distillery, well worth a visit, only about 40 mins for the tour but very interesting. Then Port Stewart for a good walk along the stunning beach. Sunday night we ate at 55 Degrees North in Portrushe, managed to get a table in the window so enjoyed the fabulous views and sunset. The meal was good, and we went back to their cafe below for breakfast on the Monday morning - excellent. All in all we had an absolutely brilliant weekend and hope to return soon. You won't be disappointed if you book Copperpot Cottage. Thanks Nicci and Jonny for such a brilliant weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Copperpot Cottage. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and just how much fun you had exploring the sites of the North Coast. I hope it inspires others to come and enjoy a long weekend - to the full - in this part of the world. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Gorgeous cottage in a very convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

We love this cottage! This was our first visit but we will be returning! The owners were warm and welcoming right from our first enquiry. Copper pot cottage is really well equipped with a very generous welcome pack and a well stocked larder. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay really comfortable. The fresh flowers and wine were a lovely touch. Plenty of space with 2 sitting rooms, and 3 comfortable bedrooms. We loved warming up in front of the wood burning stove after a day in the crisp autumn air! We really appreciated the convenient location of this property, yet it is quiet with a lovely little garden and secure parking for 2 cars. Looking forward to returning to this special place very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Portrush and cosy up by the wood-burning stove at Copperpot Cottage. We're delighted you had such a good stay and look forward to welcoming you back one day soon.
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Portrush Harbour
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Larne Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Royal Portrush Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Portrush Train Station
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
M2 (Ballymena)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Ramore complex Portrush Harbour
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Portrush West and East Strand
Car: recommended

With a wealth of things to see and do in the Causeway Coast look at www.discovernorthernireland.com or get your bearings with this interactive map www.causewaycoastalroute.com/causewaycoastalroutemap.htm

Here’s a list of the big attractions, plus some local secrets we’d like to share with you. Also, whether you're a novice or a pro we’ve some specialist local information for lovers of golf, walking, fishing, riding and surfing. Just go to our website www.copperpotcottage.com and click on your sport for more information.

Giant's Causeway: Legend has it that the giant, Finn McCool, created this geological marvel. It is a World Heritage Site and now has an impressive visitors centre to match. Tip: car parking charges might take your breath away, so park across the road at the Heritage Railway (also worth a ride).

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: Spanning a chasm eighty feet deep, it is an exhilarating experience peering down through the wooden slats into the clear waters below. The coastal path offers stunning views of Rathlin and the Scottish Isles, as well as a noisy seabird colony.

Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery: Join a tour of the distillery to observe the craft of traditional Irish whiskey making and sample the goods too.

Ballintoy Harbour: A picture-postcard pretty harbour with a pocket-sized tea room and magical views. Much-loved by walkers, this is the most celebrated part of the Causeway Coast.

Whitepark Bay Beach: The spectacular sandy beach forms a white arc between two headlands including the tiny salmon-fishing village of Portbraddan. The beach is backed by ancient dunes rich in bird and animal life. Enjoy lazy summer days, picnics, making sandcastles and long walks along this truly beautiful beach.

Portrush is well known for its three sandy beaches, the West Strand, East Strand and White Rocks (blue flag), just a mile and a half from the cottage. They are popular with surfers and have several surf schools.

From personal experience, the bustling Ramore Wine Bar offers a broad, well-priced menu (children welcome) and 55 Degrees North is a good option for afternoon tea with great views (children welcome). Further afield, Tartine in Bushmills offers delicious food and an interesting wine list.

We’re roughly an hour's drive from Belfast and 3 hours from Dublin.

Nearest airports:

•Belfast International Airport

•George Best Belfast City Airport

•City of Derry Airport

Nearest ferries:

•Belfast ferry terminal

•Larne ferry terminal

Portrush train station is just 5 minutes drive from our cottage with connections to Belfast and beyond.

To make the most of the spectacular sights and attractions, we’d recommend a car. Car hire available from airports and nearby Coleraine.

Further Details:

Portrush town centre is one and a half miles up the road. There is a Lidl supermarket a 10 minute walk from the cottage. A Eurospar is a few hundred metres from Copperpot Cottage selling milk, bread and other provisions plus logs and fuel. It is open 7 days a week from 7am until midnight. There is also an Ulster Bank ATM. Blairs caravan park is just over the road and sells logs and kindling year-round.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Portrush, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2017
6 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2018
2 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
1. Call or email to agree arrival and departure dates. We are happy to reserve dates whilst you finalise travel plans.
2. When we receive your deposit (30%) your dates are confirmed.
3. The balance (70%) is due 28 days before your stay.
4. Please bring along a £100 damage deposit cheque on arrival. We destroy this cheque after your stay.

We accept bank transfers, PayPayl or cheques for deposit and balance payments.

Changeover Day:
We offer flexible stays of 2 nights or more for most of the year. July and August stays are for 7 nights from Saturday to Saturday. For Christmas and New Year stays are for 7 nights. We'll be there to greet you on arrival (usually 3pm Summer stays, 4.30pm non-Summer). Departure is any time before 10am.

Call Nicci on 07514324455 or email stays@copperpotcottage.uk to check availability or find out about our special offers and late deals.

We are proud supporters of people with Down's Syndrome and their families. Ask about our year round discount.

If you want to, or have to, cancel your booking, please phone us as soon as possible. The day we receive your notice is the date on which your booking will be cancelled. Cancellation charges are as follows:

Cancellation notice of 29 days or more = no charge

Cancellation notice of 15-28 days = 50% cancellation charge

Cancellation notice of 0-14 days = 100% cancellation charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.